How to Spiritually Rid Your Mom Guilt
This post was inspired by the mom who believes society has authority over every aspect of her life.
The mom who feels the constant weight of comparison, perfectionism and no other choice but A.
The mom who just can’t quite keep up with trends, playdates, and the never-ending list of non-GMO products…
That mom was me. And does not have to be you…
Not familiar with mom guilt?
In a nutshell, it is the feeling of anxiousness in seasons of motherhood, primarily new moms. It’s the endless thoughts of not meeting expectations in the ever-changing seasons of motherhood.
And then there’s #momfail but that’s another story.
If you can relate to any of the above, read on my friend because I know someone who has the answers…
When you are in the thick of comparison and overwhelmed with unworthiness, there is hope.
I’ve read through scripture and have leaned into these 6 biblical truths about who YOU are in Christ Jesus and what you must believe yourself to be:
1.) “I will praise you; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are your works; and that my soul knows right well.”
- Psalm 139:13-14
I am talking comparison because it never sleeps. Whether you are on social media or not, it is everywhere today. God created you and I to fulfill His purpose for our lives and when you start taking your eyes off of God to listen to society’s opinions, there is no way we can thrive completely.
God designed us with different attributes, gifts and as a specific piece of the puzzle no one else can fit. GOD CREATED YOU to glorify His great works to the world.
2.) “You were born for such a time as this…”
- Esther 4:14
When I see this verse I immediately think of a common girl who believed in a God SO mighty and more powerful than anything of this world.
I think of royalty. God took Esther from outside the walls of a palace and placed her within the highest position of royalty as Queen Esther.
Like Esther, YOU are royalty because YOU are His.
Being a wife and mother are high callings but this isn’t your first or only calling(s). Being a Daughter of the most high King is thee ultimate calling. Praise God! He is right along side you celebrating your strength and perseverance through every tear and every triumph as your proud heavenly Father!
3.) “And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen and establish you.”
-1 Peter 5:10
God has told us there is a time for joy and a time for sorrow. As a part of motherhood, there will be times when we feel defeated, unworthy, and failing. But God promises us that joy is coming. There will be seasons that last longer than others but God will never allow you to be consumed.
Remember when Jesus endured the cross, the most excruciating, unfathomable pain to welcome both you and I into His Kingdom one day. Choose to dwell on the joy, because it is coming my friend.
4.) “She opens her mouth with wisdom,and faithful instruction is on her tongue.”
Honestly, I would suggest the entire Book of Proverbs because this woman is to be praised as she exercises every fruit of the Spirit.
There is SO much power in the tongue: the power of life and death.
As the sisters in Christ, we must be gracious with our words. Be quick to offer generosity and to avoid speaking ill with and towards others. This verse is instructed for both inside and outside the walls of the home.
5.) “God is within her. She will not fall. God will help her at the break of day.”
I am telling you to pray this EVERY MORNING. When your feet hit the floor, speak and declare this promise!
God will never leave, nor will he ever let you fall. He is for and with you as long as you have received His Holy Spirit.
Claim this authority over the enemy.
6.) “The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."
- 1 Samuel 16:7
Let that soak in for a minute or two.
This is specifically why God instructs us to store up your treasures in heaven. For when we pass, we cannot take anything of this world.
God doesn’t see riches, He sees the heart.
He sees you for the Daughter of the King that you are.
He sees you training up His children to become mighty arrows for His Kingdom.
He sees you fulfilling His purpose for your life as you spend more time with Him daily in God’s Word.
THIS is what matters, my friend.
Keep your eyes fixed on God and loving others because He first (and always will) love you. This is the greatest commandment…
Society evolves, and people will evolve.
But God. He never will.
What is a verse that has encouraged you through tough seasons?